John Pilger, renowned investigative journalist and documentary film-maker, is one of only two to have twice won British journalism's top award; his documentaries have won academy awards in both the UK and the US. In a New Statesman survey of the 50 heroes of our time, Pilger came fourth behind Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela. "John Pilger," wrote Harold Pinter, "unearths, with steely attention facts, the filthy truth. I salute him."

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Culture
11 December 2006
On 14 November, Bridget Ash wrote to the BBC's Today programme asking why the invasion of Iraq was described merely as...
International Politics
13 November 2006
In a show trial whose theatrical climax was clearly timed to promote George W Bush in the American midterm elections,...
Human Rights
06 November 2006
On 17 October, President Bush signed a bill that legalised torture and kidnapping and in effect repealed the Bill of...
International Politics
16 October 2006
The great Chilean balladeer Victor Jara, who was tortured to death by the regime of General Pinochet 33 years ago,...
18 September 2006
When I began working as a journalist, there was something called "slow news". We would refer to "slow news days" when "...
Human Rights
11 September 2006
My first documentary for television was The Quiet Mutiny, made in 1970 for Granada. It was an unusual film, laced with...
Politics
04 September 2006
In researching a new film, I have been watching documentary archive from the 1980s, the era of Ronald Reagan and his "...
21 August 2006
If the alleged plot to attack airliners flying from London is true - remember the lies that led to the invasion of Iraq...
International Politics
31 July 2006
The National Museum of American History is part of the celebrated Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Surrounded...
26 June 2006
In my 1994 film Death of a Nation there is a scene on board an aircraft flying between northern Australia and the...
International Politics
19 June 2006
Arthur Miller wrote, "Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that...
Politics
29 May 2006
The long, wide, bleak streets of cobblestones and tufts of petrified grass reach for the sacred mountain Illimani,...
Politics
08 May 2006
The lifts in the New York Hilton played CNN on a small screen you could not avoid watching. Iraq was top of the news...
Culture
24 April 2006
During the 1970s, I filmed secretly in Czechoslovakia, then a Stalinist dictatorship. The dissident novelist Zdenek...
Politics
17 April 2006
People ask: can this be happening in Britain? Surely not. A centuries-old democratic constitution cannot be swept away...

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